DeKalb County Court

Find DeKalb County Indiana courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.


Butler City Court 120 West Main Street Butler IN 46721 260-868-2441


Dekalb County Circuit Court 100 Main Street Auburn IN 46706 260-925-2764

Dekalb County Superior Court 100 Main Street Auburn IN 46706 260-925-4723

About DeKalb County Courts

Courts in DeKalb County, IN are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local DeKalb County and Indiana law and are housed in DeKalb County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In DeKalb County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In DeKalb County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • DeKalb County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing DeKalb County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • DeKalb County background checks
DeKalb County Court Records

DeKalb County court records are available to the public at the DeKalb County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at DeKalb County Courthouses.

DeKalb County Trial Courts

DeKalb County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in DeKalb County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include DeKalb County Probate Courts and DeKalb County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in DeKalb County, Indiana

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in DeKalb County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

Indiana Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. DeKalb County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in Indiana are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in Indiana state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the Indiana Supreme Court.